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Hybrid Texas Book Festival 2021: An Inside Look. Join TBF Staff for a behind-the-scenes preview of this year's event, the 26th annual and first ever hybrid festival!

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT. Register and join the Zoom chat via:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldeiqrTkuHdyd0jxp-7huDo3w5hwJ26R-.

The Texas Book Festival will take place October 23 through October 31 as a hybrid event. Kicking off the Festival, the weekend of October 23-24 will feature virtual children's and young adult sessions. Starting October 25, virtual sessions will lead up to the in-person Festival Weekend with Saturday at Symphony Square and Sunday at the Austin Central Library. Join us for this #TXBookChat with the Texas Book Festival’s Deputy Director, Claire Burrows and Matt Patin, Literary Director, for the inside scoop.

 

Photograph of Claire Burrows

 

Claire Burrows, Deputy Director. Claire joined the Texas Book Festival in 2014. Claire has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Stony Brook University, a master’s degree in Aesthetic Studies from UT Dallas, and a bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from UT Dallas. Before joining the Festival, Claire was an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University teaching film, literature, and cultural studies. Her literary interests include comics and graphic novels, literary fiction, and memoirs. 

 


 

A photo of Matt Patin, Literary Director

 

Matt Patin, Literary Director. Matt joined the staff in 2020, after having previously served as a TBF volunteer committee co-chair, session moderator, and Lit Crawl advisor. He has nearly fifteen years of experience in books, editing, and publishing and since 2009 has edited, collaborated with, or advised nearly 200 authors, including award winners and bestsellers. Matt has contributed to Kirkus Reviews and the Austin Chronicle and has since 2015 served on the board of directors at Austin Bat Cave—a literary and education nonprofit and TBF community-partner organization. He is a graduate of the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas Austin.


 

The #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions and programs with authors, librarians, and literary professionals. These informal “coffee chats” last about 30 minutes and offer a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. The #TXBookChat series seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.

For a full schedule of the #TXBookChat series, please visit: www.tsl.texas.gov/txbookchat

 

Upcoming Live Events


Thursday, July 29, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

Texas Author Project Program and Winners

Free Online Event  


Thursday, September 16, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

Letters About Literature Program and Winners

Free Online Event  


Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

Hybrid Texas Book Festival 2021: An Inside Look

Free Online Event  


Thursday, November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

Lone Star Literary Life

Free Online Event  


 

Past Events


Thursday, April 15, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT


National Student Poet of the Southwest: Texan Ethan Wang

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, March 23, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT


How to Participate in Read Across Texas

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT


Join Author and TCFB Coordinator Rebekah Manley in Discussion About Her Debut Book and the Sparks that Keep Her Writing Dreams Burning Bright

Free Online Event  



 


Thursday, January 21, 2021, 11 a.m. CDT

Graphic Novels for Today's Readers

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, December 10, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Engaging Middle Grade Readers with Crystal Allen

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Giving Voice to Hispanic Authors: Arte Público Press

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, October 8, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Virtual Texas Book Festival 2020: An Inside Look

Free Online Event  





 


Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

The Power of Stories with Dr. Norma E. Cantú

Free Online Event  



 

 


Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

How to Draw From History - Developing Characters Today: Don Tate

Free Online Event  



 

 


Thursday, August 6, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Write NOW Session: Claire Campbell

Free Online Event  



 

 


Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Texas Talking Book Program: What is TBP, and Who is Eligible to Receive Audio, Braille, and Large Print Books?

Free Online Event  


 

 


 

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT

Living a Life for the Books: Bethany Hegedus

Free Online Event  

 

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